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Hot Wheels Flashback  – Celebrating Hot Wheels 50th Anniversary with Black & Gold

Hot Wheels Flashback – Celebrating Hot Wheels 50th Anniversary with Black & Gold

For the celebration of Hot Wheels 50th Anniversary in 2018, Mattel is pulling out all the stops! There will be a retro series of cars, new cars with 50th Anniversary logos, special cars within the mainline series, and exclusive cars for specific stores and hobby dealers. One of the most anticipated 50th Anniversary sets is […]
Hot Wheels Highway – 2017 Factory-Sealed Master Set

Hot Wheels Highway – 2017 Factory-Sealed Master Set

For the past 10 years or so, during the month of December, through its hotwheelscollectors.com website, Mattel has been offering a complete Master Set of all its mainline Hot Wheels cars to the public for $549.99 plus shipping. They are offered in limited quantities; in past years, the quantity has been 500, then 700. For […]

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Maisto Audi R8 LMP 1:18 Diecast Collectible [Rear View]

Maisto Audi R8 LMP 1:18 Diecast Collectible [Rear View]

The First R8 was a First Rate Race Car   The Audi R8 is one of those exotic cars that you swear you could actually own someday. In a world of Ferraris and McLarens that crack the half-million dollar mark, a new R8 is a relative bargain, and it comes with a racing pedigree that […]
Diecast Beatlemania: The Yellow Submarine

Diecast Beatlemania: The Yellow Submarine

by Ron Ruelle Over the past decade, music lovers have been celebrating the 50th Anniversary of various milestones by the Beatles, and 2018 brings one that appeals to diecast collectors too. “The Yellow Submarine” movie and album were released in 1968, and the first model of it came shortly after. There have been many different […]

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Anson Saab 900 Turbo Cabriolet

Anson Saab 900 Turbo Cabriolet

Diecast Saab Story by Ron Ruelle Prior to its demise as a car company a few years ago, Saab filled a strange position in the U.S. car market. The Swedish company’s styling and engineering were quirky and heavily influenced by the parent company Saab-Scania’s aerospace roots, but it was not so strange as to scare […]
Rip-Roaring Fun: Kenner’s SSP Cars

Rip-Roaring Fun: Kenner’s SSP Cars

The early 1970s were a great time to be a kid who loved car toys. Hot Wheels and Johnny Lightning fueled the imagination with cool cars that were designed to go fast. Slot cars were going strong with the battle between AFX and Tyco. And the folks at Kenner came up with their own take […]

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Norev Renault Caravelle: Italian Design, French Engineering, U.S. Name…

Norev Renault Caravelle: Italian Design, French Engineering, U.S. Name…

In the issue of Die Cast X due out later this month (Spring 2018) we took a look at a model of a fast, swoopy marvel of sports car engineering from Renault: the Alpine A110 recreated by Maisto in 1:18. This time we’re checking out a model of an earlier, somewhat slower, but still gorgeous […]
Fire Replicas  FDNY “Rescue 1” – Rolling Tribute to New York’s Bravest

Fire Replicas FDNY “Rescue 1” – Rolling Tribute to New York’s Bravest

It used to be, when you asked a little boy what he wanted to be when he grew up, you’d get a handful of predictable answers. Things like “cowboy” and “astronaut” don’t hold quite the same allure with the youth of the digital age as they did in generations past, but “firefighter” is as popular […]

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Auto World’s 1969 Plymouth GTX Convertible [ONLINE EXCLUSIVE]

Auto World’s 1969 Plymouth GTX Convertible [ONLINE EXCLUSIVE]

A Hemi-Powered Boulevard Bruiser Cruiser By Matt Boyd 1:18 | $90   Although overshadowed by its more famous little brother the Road Runner, the Plymouth GTX actually predates that budget-minded muscle machine by one model year. Plymouth introduced the “GTX” as an option package on 1967 Belvedere hardtops and convertibles, and from the outset it […]
Shark Tale

Shark Tale

The Motormax 1961 Chevrolet Mako Shark by Ron Ruelle If you hear the name “Corvette,” what undersea creature immediately jumps to mind? Stingray, right? That name has been used on and off for over half a century on versions of the American sports car legend. The name first showed up on a 1959 race car, the “XP87 […]
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